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Are the Dodgers Making a Big Expensive Mistake?

25 Aug

One of the biggest trades in MLB history happened Friday between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Red Sox are sending first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett, infielder Nick Punto and outfield Carl Crawford in exchange for first baseman James Loney, pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, middle infielder Ivan De Jesus and left fielder Jerry Sands. The Sox also added on $12 million dollars to sweeten the deal.

So who is winning in this massive trade? The Sox are definitely winning. By trading all these players they freed up a quarter of a billion dollars in payroll. It also got rid of a lot of upset players who were not so happy with new manager Bobby Valentine. So instead of fight through it they decided just to trade them. The Sox couldn’t get in worse they are already in last place in AL East so why not make a change?

The Dodgers fate is still unclear. Right now the Dodgers(under new ownership including Magic Johnson) are three games away from first place behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. And there is nothing more than a winning team to make new owners happy. A winning team is exactly what the new Dodger owners need to make sure they make their money back in television deals. No one is going to pay big bucks to broadcast a team that sucks. So the Dodgers are hoping the veterans can help them not only play better but establish a new brand.

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Red Sox Lose Icon: Johnny Pesky dies at 92

14 Aug

Johnny Pesky played with the Boston Red Sox during his ten year baseball career. His baseball career last more than 60 years with the Red Sox where he managed, served, was a broadcaster as well as being a player. He died on Monday at the age of 92. The right field foul pole at Fenway will forever be called the “Pesky Pole” for the time that Pesky hit a home run that went around the pole. Even at the age of 92 he managed to make it out for the 100th birthday of Fenway Park where he was wheeled out to second base. And luckily the last Red Sox game he saw was a winning one.

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No Beckham in the Olympics

28 Jun

David Beckham will not be playing soccer for the United States Great Britain in the London Olympics this summer. Beckham who is loved by the media was seen as a shoe in for the team. Just last month he was confirmed for Team GB’s 35-man preliminary squad. But Great Britain team manager Stuart Pearce didn’t see having Beckham as an asset to the team. Apparently Pearce watched Beckham with the LA Galaxy and was not impressed. Beckham is really bummed not to be playing for his home country. And even more bummed are women everywhere and ticket sales for the Olympics.

Pearce would rather have a winning team with a player like defender Micah Richards than a popular team.

-M